Use this guide to help you understand the differences between a scholarly journal and a popular magazine.
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Scholarly vs. Popular Sources
Scholarly vs Popular
Often geared to professionals in the field
Contains original research findings
Often very long
References usually listed at end of journal article
Often listed as "refereed or "peer reviewed"
One or more authors listed, often with academic credentials
Written for the general public
Contains more general information
Shorter, more concise articles
Not refereed or peer reviewed
Sometimes no author listed